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2015 was a record year for charitable giving to universities

2015 was a record year for charitable giving to universities with the totals around $40B; the disproportionate percentage of giving shows 50% of the giving going to 2% of universities. “College endowments may have grown last year by the smallest amount since 2012, as reported elsewhere on this site today,but institutions […]

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Top universities need the big donations to help improve society

The continued rise of big gifts to the top universities should cause us concern, but not unreasonable concern; some substantial societal benefits come from those top universities. “Last year, we ran a sad story about LaGuardia Community College in New York City celebrating a $2 million gift from Goldman Sachs. The gift […]

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Debate duo makes it to grand finale

Debate duo makes it to grand finale

In 2012, Fanelesibonge Mashwama ’17 and Bo Seo ’17 met on a bus in South Africa en route to an international debate tournament. Little did they know that fate would lead them from two different continents to Harvard, to Pforzheimer House, and ultimately to triumph earlier this month at the World […]

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Two professors win Wolf Prize

Two professors win Wolf Prize

Two Harvard professors have won the Wolf Prize, considered the most prestigious award in science after the Nobel Prize and the Lasker Award. The Wolf Prize is presented annually by the Wolf Foundation, founded by Ricardo Wolf, a German-born inventor and Cuba’s former ambassador to Israel. C. Ronald Kahn, chief […]

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